By Vafa Ismayilova
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Toivo Klaar have discussed prospects of cooperation in the South Caucasus and the post-war regional situation, Azertag has reported.
At the meeting, Klaar extended European Council President Charles Michel's greetings to the head of state. President Aliyev thanked for the greetings and asked Klaar to extend his greetings to the European Council president.
The sides discussed various aspects of EU-Azerbaijan relations, prospects for cooperation in the South Caucasus, the post-conflict situation and the tensions that arose on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in November.
Klaar expressed condolences to the head of state over the deaths of servicemen killed in a helicopter crash on November 30. President Ilham Aliyev thanked the EU special representative for the condolences.
They also exchanged views on the agenda of the Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Brussels this month.
It should be noted that President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan are expected to meet in Brussels on December 15 on the sidelines of the Eastern Partnership Summit.
The Brussels meeting is to discuss the regional situation and ways of overcoming tensions for a prosperous and stable South Caucasus.
On November 25, the Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders met in Sochi. As a result of the meeting, the three leaders signed a trilateral statement - the third document inked by Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia since the signing of a ceasefire deal on November 10, 2020, that put an end to 44 days of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Sochi meeting, another diplomatic round in the post-war negotiations, laid down the provisional foundations of the future delimitation and demarcation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border and reiterated the centrality of the format of the negotiations, the origins of which go back to the November 10 ceasefire deal.
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